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Sri Lanka virtually eliminates malaria


August 31st, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Despite being ravaged by decades of conflict, Sri Lanka has succeeded in reducing malaria cases by 99.9 percent since 1999 and is on track to eliminate ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Goa to ban smoking on its beaches next season


July 14th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) In a bid to make Goa's coastline tobacco free, the tourism department is mulling a ban on its use on beaches from Octtober, an official said ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Supreme Court permits export of endosulfan formulation (Lead)


December 13th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday permitted the export of 2,698 kilo litres of endosulfan formulation, used for manufacturing the pesticide, lying with different companies.An apex ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Supreme Court permits export of endosulfan formulation


December 13th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday permitted the export of over 2,500 kl of endosulfan formulation, used for the manufacture of the pesticide, lying with different companies.An ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Insecticide spray highly effective against malaria


October 13th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Oct 13 (IANS) The insecticide bendiocarb not only dramatically lowers malaria transmission, but also offers hope for minimising spread of the deadly infection. Scientists with Benin's Entomologic Research ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan to get insecticide from India to fight dengue


September 21st, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to lift insecticides from India for the prevention of dengue.The insecticide has to be ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Government plans blanket ban on child labour


August 19th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The central government is contemplating a blanket ban on child labour, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal informed the Rajya Sabha Friday.Presently, child labour in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kerala cancels licence to endosulfan factory


May 27th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday cancelled the licence given to Kochi-based central government-run Hindustan Insecticides Limited (HIL) to manufacture pesticide endosulfan, blamed for almost 500 deaths in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Muskmelon crop hit by viral disease in Punjab


April 28th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Sawinder SinghAmritsar, Apr 28 (ANI): A viral disease, which has hit the growing crop of Muskmelon all over Punjab, has left many farmers worried for they are witnessing that hundreds of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Scorpion venom-injected pesticide could protect plants from bugs!


April 28th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered new ways to use scorpion venom to protect plants from bugs.Past research identified scorpion toxin's usefulness in the development of insecticides. Its venom attacks ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prenatal pesticide exposure lowers kids’ IQ


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A new study has found that prenatal exposure to common insecticide is associated with deficit in kids' IQ and working memory at age 7.Chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide, was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Godrej eyeing acquisitions in Asia, Africa


April 7th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) Thursday said it was looking for acquisitions in Asia, Africa and South America."If you ask about our company's stand in terms ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Toxic potatoes kill two children, five hospitalised


March 11th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 11 (IANS) Two children died and five others were hospitalised in Uttar Pradesh after they consumed potatoes that may have contained too much pesticide, medical officials said Friday.Lokesh, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Do plants pay a price for evolving with complex defense mechanisms?


January 29th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study examines whether the production of defense traits against insects and mammals incurs costs to the plants.University of Zurich together with their American colleagues planted different ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New pesticides killing honeybees worldwide


January 21st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) A new generation of pesticides could explain why honeybees are vanishing worldwide.According to a study, the chemicals, which are routinely used on farms and garden centres, attack the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Coming soon: A trap to trick pregnant mosquitoes!


December 26th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Experts are developing an innovative trap to fight dengue fever - using mosquitoes' motherly instincts.Researchers at the Tulane University are deploying small devices with just the right mix ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sara Lee sells Body Care and European Detergents to Unilever for $1.6 billion


December 6th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by BNO News
DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS (BNO NEW) — Sara Lee Corp. on Monday announced it has completed the sale of its global Body Care and European Detergents businesses to Unilever for 1.21 billion euros ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tobacco’s content of toxic nicotine ‘makes it an excellent green pesticide’


October 28th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Scientists are searching for new uses of tobacco and one potential use they have found is its use as a natural pesticide, due to tobacco's content of toxic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High-resolution microarray used to advance malaria research


October 26th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists have developed and used a high-density SNP array for the malaria vector mosquito, which has established 400,000 genetic markers capable of revealing new insights into how the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Evolving’ malaria-transmitting mosquito ‘to complicate disease control efforts’


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): The major malaria-transmitting mosquito species, Anopheles gambiae, is evolving into two separate species with different traits, a development that could both complicate malaria control efforts and potentially require ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Aerial seeding to enhance green cover in Mumbai!


October 15th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Nitika GuptaMumbai, Oct. 15 (ANI): The Brihan-Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will now enhance the green cover, as a private agency aims to sprinkle seeds over certain areas of the city.The ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Exposure to chemical warfare agent linked to long-term heart damage


October 14th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Researchers have found that exposure to the chemical warfare agent sarin can lead to heart dysfunction.Sarin is a chemical warfare agent belonging to class of compounds called organophosphates ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stink Bugs Invading Mid Atlantic States


September 23rd, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez, Sep 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Stink bugs need a place to keep themselves warm over the winter and they seem to have targeted many homes in Mid Atlantic states. True ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pesticides To Control Stink Bugs Are Not Working Anymore, Farmers Say


September 20th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The shield bugs or the stink bugs are presently making the lives of the farmers miserable in Pennsylvania. A recent survey report has revealed that the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Virus may act as ‘late-life-acting’ biopesticide against malaria


August 21st, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): A naturally occurring virus in mosquitoes could act as a "late-life-acting" insecticide by killing older adult mosquitoes that are responsible for the bulk of malaria transmission, found researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Municipal Corporation of Delhi launches sanitation drive


August 19th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0 New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) launched an extensive sanitation drive here on Thursday to control the outbreak of water-borne diseases. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Rising immigrants in Russia leading to increase in bed bugs


June 20th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Bed bugs have been making life difficult for people in the Russian capital and figures from the country's official health watchdog show the population of the blood-sucking ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Like humans, roaches too ‘recommend eating joints’ to each other


June 5th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Research suggests that cockroaches, just like humans, share their local knowledge of the best food sources and follow 'recommendations' from others.Assumed to forage for their own food till ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Proteins in unroasted coffee beans pave way for new insecticides


May 21st, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Scientists in Brazil have found that unroasted coffee beans contain proteins that can kill insects, a finding that may lead to new insecticides for protecting food crops.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alagiri absence now rocks Rajya Sabha


April 23rd, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A day after the issue disrupted the Lok Sabha, the absence of Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister M.K. Alagiri rocked the Rajya Sabha Friday when he failed ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Apple growers expect bumper crop in Kullu


April 9th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu, Apr 9 (ANI); Apple-growers in Himachal Pradesh are expecting a bumper crop this season, as there is full flowering already in the Kullu valley.Though rising temperature is a big concern, ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Some American Provinces Dread A Destructive Grasshopper Invasion In the Upcoming Summer


March 30th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Grasshopper invasions have assumed mythic pitches on the barren pampas of northeastern Wyoming. The grasshoppers engulf thoroughfares, wolf T-shirts off clotheslines and gulp down ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Godrej Sara Lee to set up insecticides plant in Nepal


March 17th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 17 (IANS) Godrej Sara Lee (GSLL), a joint venture between India's Godrej Group and the US' Sara Lee Corporation, is setting up a plant in Nepal to meet the growing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists create flightless mosquitoes to control dengue fever


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): UC Irvine and British scientists have developed a new strain of mosquitoes in which females cannot fly.According to the scientists, the new breed may help curb the transmission ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

First state level fair for tribal people in Manipur


November 17th, 2009 - 10:54 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Nov 17(ANI): In order to promote the products of the hill regions of Manipur, the State recently held its first State level Mega Tribal Fair, 2009. With the theme "Promoting Economic ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

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